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Plus how musicians can utilise fashion to build their brand.
With criticism of Facebook mounting thanks to the current investigation around Russian ads, Fairfax Media has asked nine experts what they think needs to be done in order to fix the platform. Suggestions include requiring real verification of real names for real people, and offering users a “vintage Facebook” setting (without News Feed ads and “like” buttons).
Read all of the responses here.
Instagram has added support for languages that are written and read from right to left, starting with Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew. It’s been a long time coming for such a software update, considering Instagram has up until today supported 33 languages, but Instagram insists it had to reformat its entire app to support an opposite text flow.
Read more about how this new language support came about here.
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